“This Alone is a Charge”: Shooting Victim’s Family Doesn’t Want Perez Locked Away

Family members say Pedro was a thrill seeker and a loving father

HALSTAD, Minn. — Family members of Pedro Ruiz III tell us the shooting was an accident. “He said he had practiced it,” said his aunt, Claudia Ruiz. “It’s just sad.” Relatives said Pedro Ruiz III was a family man, a hard worker and a thrill seeker. They do not think the fatal shooting was intentional. “They would do anything for…